Wednesday, April 15, 2015

More Chicago Food Truck Love

I did a post a few years ago about some of my favorite food trucks in Chicago (Cupcakes for Courage, Beavers Donuts, Cheesie's Pub Truck, Southern Mac & Cheese). As the food truck scene changes on a regular basis, I thought I would list some of my most recent favorites!

The Fat Shallot
Maggie and I have been here more often than I would like to admit (yet maybe not often enough). They make lots of different types of sandwiches on various types of bread. My favorite is the Truffle BLT, and it will literally change your life in the best way possible. It is served on Texas Toast with crispy bacon, peppery arugula, ripe red tomatoes with amazing truffle aioli. I'm so in love with this sandwich, it is hard to venture away from it. Although the buffalo chicken sandwich does look pretty amazing too. Oh, and don't forget to snag a side of fries with some more of the truffle aioli on top. Your lunch will be truffle-tastic. Washing it down with a cold cup of homemade lemonade will solidify the post-lunch food coma, if the fries and sandwich didn't do the trick. Are you hungry yet?

Flirty Cupcakes
I've been a big fan of the Cupcakes for Courage truck as my main source of red velvet cupcakes in the city. However, outside of red velvet, Flirty Cupcakes has the rest of the cupcake spectrum on lockdown. The strawberry shortcake is my new personal favorite but you pretty much can't go wrong with anything they have. For those of you in the suburbs, this truck occasionally makes its way down to Orland Park and it is definitely worth the traffic headache to give them a try! If you happen to miss the truck, they also have a store front in Little Italy. I only wish it had been open when I lived in the neighborhood! Oh yeah, and these cupcakes are Patsy approved and have been proven to hold off toddler tantrums for at least 20 minutes!

Doughnut Vault
Its no secret that when I was pregnant, I became mildly obsessed with old fashioned doughnuts. I would go out of my way on the walk to work to stop and indulge. Doughnut Vault was one of my favorite stops. Thankfully, they now have a cool old fasioned van to make their old fashioned doughnuts much more accessible. The lemon poppyseed and buttermilk old fashioned are some of my favorites, but I don't think you can really go wrong with anything on their menu. Their weekly flavors and van schedule are updated regularly on their website. This delicacy is perfect for breakfast, elevensies, lunch dessert or any other time of day!

What are your favorite Chicago food trucks? Are there any great ones that I haven't mentioned?


  1. I still have NEVER eaten at a food truck! Can you even believe that? But that sandwich you mentioned sounds ah-mazing! I must try!

  2. You won't be disappointed Amanda! Let me know any time you want to go. I can make arrangements in my schedule for the Truffle BLT any day!

  3. Must have the truffle BLT now! Yum! :)

  4. WHAT?! If I walk past the van, it takes every fiber of my being not to stop. Because I can't just get 1, I need 2.

  5. I need to go to the Fat Shallot. It has been on the top of my food truck list forever!!

  6. I can be coaxed to go there just about any day of the week, if you're looking for a bad influence.

  7. Yesss. Next week? I must look at its schedule to see when it's near us :)